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Where we explore how clothing can be bought, used, and re-used to empower and enable change.

I Love My Clothes, But I Do Not Love Clothing.

People often think I like to shop. People often think I love clothing. I get it, I went to fashion design school, I still stay up to date with fashion week and highly judge and critique each show I see, but, I don't love fashion. What I love is the clothing in my closet. Every garment in my wardrobe is a memory, a capsule that holds emotional ties to other people in my life, big transitions and changes that have happened to me and are incredibly close to my heart. I am a horribly sentimental person. For example, I have a sweater in my closet that was my moms from college, my sister wore it before me and I am the third wearer of this beloved wool, hooded sweater. I recently looked at the thin

What Do Women Want? - Kim Addonizio

I want a red dress. I want it flimsy and cheap, I want it too tight, I want to wear it until someone tears it off me. I want it sleeveless and backless, this dress, so no one has to guess what's underneath. I want to walk down the street past Thrifty's and the hardware store with all those keys glittering in the window, past Mr. and Mrs. Wong selling day-old donuts in their cafe, past the Guerra brothers slinging pigs from the truck and onto the dolly, hoisting the slick snouts over their shoulders. I want to walk like I'm the only woman on earth and I can have my pick. I want that red dress bad. I want it to confirm your worst fears about me, to show you how little I care about you or anyth

POWER Pants!

Can we talk about jeans for a little bit? This past September I bought my first pair of jeans in seven years from Imogene and Willie. I am absolutely thrilled with having jeans with no holes, mends or stains. The first time I zipped them up I yelled "POWER PAWNTZZZ!" and ran through the house as I grinned from ear to ear. These new jeans are made of rigid denim, they take time to soften, wear, and form to the wearers shape and movements. It is now just over 6 months since I purchased them and I have worn these pants at least five out of the seven days a week since they arrived in the mail. I love them. They work. But most of all, they have finally broken in and I can now say, they are MY pan

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"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." 

- Mahatma Ghandi